Archive for the ‘Monsoon Season’ Tag

Monsoon Sunset   1 comment

Sunset-1939Monsoon Sunset — Image by kenne

The monsoon season provides some of the best opportunities for photographing sunsets. 

A Summer Surprise In The Catalina’s   1 comment

Bug Springs 2012Summer Surprise (Mariposa Lily Wildflower) — Image by kenne

Three-quarters one inch
Monsoon season has begun
Let the rains begin.

— kenne

Tracking The Storm   Leave a comment

Late Winter Strom 2011Tracking the Storm — Image by kenne

The monsoon is here
Expecting some rain from Bud
Shifting to the east.

— kenne

Is The Monsoon Season On Its Way?   Leave a comment

Cloud-line Panorama blog-.jpgHaze and Cloud-line, More Humidity In the Air — Panorama by kenne

I was up on Mt. Lemmon today, where they are not allowing any outdoor fires at campsites because the Santa Catalina Mountains are so very dry. Even though it was a hazy day, I took the panorama with the haze and cloud-line showing how moisture is beginning to move into southern Arizona. Hopefully, we will start to see some rain by mid-June.

— kenne

Blooming Texas Ranger   1 comment

The Monsoon Rains Brings On the Texas Ranger Blossoms — Images by kenne

The Texas Ranger blossoms
don’t last long 
well worth the moments.

The monsoon rains provide
a second flowering season
just one of many reasons the
Sonoran Desert is so very special.

— kenne


Push Ridge Wilderness — Black & White Photograph   2 comments

Shadows in the Woods-8545-2 blogBlack & White Image by kenne

Summer monsoon sky
Cast shadows over Push Ridge
Mountain wilderness.

— kenne

Looking for Sonoran Toads in Sabino Canyon   2 comments

Above the Dam-2971 blogThe monsoon rains bring new life to the Sonoran Desert. This past week has experienced some very good rain fall, especially in the mountains. The start of the monsoon season brings out the Sonoran toads, but they breed in water, and even with the recent rains we have had several months of no rain and Sabino Creek remains dry. The above photo was taken this morning, but based on sighting a few miles up the creek, there maybe water flowing over the dam by night fall.

Sonoran Toads-2964 blogDown from the dam, there are few pools of water that Jeanne, Dan and I explored this morning and found some toads. The mating season will last only a few days, so with more rain expected today and tomorrow, and with water coming down the creek, the toads will probably be very active the next couple of days.

— kenne

Images by kenne


Monsoon Sunset   Leave a comment

Monsoon Sunset-3409-2 blogSunset After the First Monsoon Rains (July 10, 2017)– iPhone Panorama by kenne


DirecTV Image During Tucson’s Monsoon Season   1 comment

DirecTV & Rain (1 of 1) blogDirecTV Image During Tucson’s Monsoon Season — Image by kenne

. . . sigh.

The Sonoran Desert Monsoon Has Arrived   Leave a comment

Monsoon Tucson 2016 (1 of 1)-8 blogLate Afternoon Storms Over the Santa Catalina Mountains (June 26, 2016) — Image by kenne

It Smells Like Rain Today!

Storms Over The Santa Catalina Mountains   6 comments

Storms Over The Santa Catalina Mountains North of Tucson, Arizona — Image by kenne

Monsoon Rains Fill The Desert Washes And Rivers   3 comments

Tanque Verde Wash — Images by kenne

The monsoon has been pretty active the last few days, as a result the desert washes and rivers now have water in them — a brief experience in the desert southwest. Our community of Tanuri Ridge is located on the north side of the Tanque Verde wash, normally very dry, but not the last couple of days. There are trails along the wash where people walk and ride horses. This morning I went walking along the wash, which had some water. After afternoon rains I went back down to the wash with my camera and took the above photos (August 19, 2014). 




Desert Rains Rain On Our Concert Dreams   2 comments

Jeff Beck (1 of 1)-4 blogRain Clouds Moving In Before Opening Act, Tyler Bryant — Image by kenne

When you live in the desert, you will take the rain any time you can get, even if it comes during the Jeff Beck/ZZ Top concert at Casino Del Sol AVA Amphitheater — well, maybe not any time. Having not seen these legionary entertainers, we were looking forward to their current tour stop in Tucson. The 5,000 capacity amphitheater is a great venue, about a third the size of the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, Texas, where we have experienced many an evening on the lawn.

Energetic Tyler Bryant did an acoustic set, warming-up the audience for Jeff Beck as the clouds move closer over the mountains surrounding the Casino Del Sol area. “If you are really good, somebody’s going to notice you” — Tyler is being noticed. Click here to see what I mean.

Jeff Beck (1 of 1) blogComputer Painting from iPhone Image by kenne

After Tyler’s set, things got darker, not just because it was well after sunset, but because of the dark clouds overhead, with occasional lightning in the distance. By the time Jeff Beck came on, we were starting to experience a few drops of rain. It wasn’t long before Joy decided to look for some cover. Other than the covered part of the amphitheater, the only real cover was in the restrooms. 

The amount of rain lowly increased through Jeff Beck’s set. I now had the blanket we had for setting on the lawn, over my head. The music was great, but the rain was beginning to be a distraction. Since the rain had become pretty heavy, I decided to look for Joy, figuring she would be somewhere near the restrooms. Not seeing her, I stood with many near the stage-right entrance to the pavilion with the blanket over my head. Soon, I spotted Joy as I raised my arms forming a tent cover for the two of us.

Beck (1 of 1) art blogComputer Painting from iPhone Image by kenne

The rain continued through Jeff Beck’s set and after a while the blanket was wet, so too were we — mockery of the rain gods! Even given the rain, I enjoyed his set, which included some of the musicians that regular play with him. One that stands out is the young, petit bass player from Australia,Tal Wilkenfeld. Click here to watch a super video of her November 2007 gig with Jeff Beck at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London.

After the set, we left the AVA heading to our hotel room to dry off. Since it continued to rain, we decided to go to dinner, after which Joy went to the casino and I found a bench in a covered archway outside the hotel — there I was able to listen to ZZ Top and ponder another of life’s ironies.

It is the monsoon season.


Jeff Beck (1 of 1)-3 blogComputer Painting from iPhone Image by kenne


Mica Mountain In The Rincon Mountains   6 comments

Mt Bigelow 07-15-13Mica Mountain in the Rincon Mountains with clouds building up over the mountains. View from Mount Bigelow in the Santa Catalina Mountains
— Image by kenne

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